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What is it? • Autonomous drone for delivering packages from Amazon. • The drones

What is it? • Autonomous drone for delivering packages from Amazon. • The drones will be octocoptors that launch from Amazon distribution sites. • Prime Air is the current name of the service. Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 2

Objectives • Deliver packages up to five pounds within a 10 mile radius. •

Objectives • Deliver packages up to five pounds within a 10 mile radius. • Make deliveries within 30 minutes of the customer making the order. • The official website mentions starting in as early as 2015 although most media commentators believe that timetable to be incredibly optimistic. Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 3

Current Status • The official website mentions the delivery service could start as early

Current Status • The official website mentions the delivery service could start as early as 2015. • Most media commentators believe this is highly optimistic and it will likely be a few years later before Amazon is able to start making deliveries. Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 4

Potential Issues • FAA – There are currently no guidelines to regulate commercial drones

Potential Issues • FAA – There are currently no guidelines to regulate commercial drones in the US. These rules must be in place before actual deliveries can begin. Creation of the guidelines could take years and hold up the launch of the service. • Safety – Deliveries will be taking place in densely populated areas. A malfunction or a sudden weather shift could prove disastrous. Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 5

Potential Issues Continued • Verification of Recipient – These are unmanned vehicles so there

Potential Issues Continued • Verification of Recipient – These are unmanned vehicles so there must be a reliable method for delivering to the correct address. • Theft/Malicious Acts – Some packages could contain very valuable items. This would make them a prime target for thieves to knock out of the air and these drones probably won’t be that cheap to replace. Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 6

Link to Official Website • http: //www. amazon. com/b? node=8037720011 Amazon Prime Air -

Link to Official Website • http: //www. amazon. com/b? node=8037720011 Amazon Prime Air - Carson Labrado 7